City of Richmond, VA Speeding/Reckless Driving

Court Schedule Traffic: Mon. – Fri., 9:30 a.m.Phone/FaxPhone: (804) 646-6431, (804) 646-6432Fax: (804) 646-6659 Clerk’s Office Hours8:00 AM – 4:00 PMAddressJohn Marshall Courts Building

400 N. 9th Street

Room 209

Richmond, VA 23219-1508

Christina Pendleton & Associates handles all traffic matters, including  Speeding, Reckless Driving, DUI and Driving  While Suspended/With No License. Call today to discuss your case with an attorney that handles these matters regularly in the Richmond City courts.  804-554-4444.

Christina Pendleton has helped hundreds of clients get favorable dispositions in the Richmond City’s Traffic Courts and 1000’s throughout the Commonwealth. The firm is built on four simple principles:

1. Being honest with our clients in the assessment of their case based on our handling of 1000’s of traffic cases: Our experience has shown that too many attorneys will tell client’s what they want to hear regardless of the reality of the situation. Christina will tell you the truth about your case based on handling hundreds of cases similar to yours. Sometimes an attorney cannot help you. When that is the case,  we will tell you without taking your money for a court appearance.

2. Make hiring the firm a very simple process: Just call 804-554-4444 and someone will walk you through the process and make it as simple as possible.

3. Developing relationships with Judges, Police Officers, and Commonwealth Attorneys to secure the best disposition possible for our client: there are very few “simple” traffic cases. Sometimes you may be an out-of-state driver, you may have a commercial’s driver’s license, or possibly you have prior traffic violations. All of these things serve as moving parts which must be considered in the disposition of your case and requires someone with experience handling cases in the City of Richmond.

4. Provide quality legal representation at affordable prices: We believe every person has the right to legal representation. This is why we provide free consultations to explain your rights and why we strive to keep our fees very competitive.

Court times are always at 9:30AM Monday through Friday. Without an attorney, expect to wait long hours because the attorneys go first, and next the judge will hear Motions, after which the actual traffic cases are heard.

One of the two courtrooms in Richmond is known to be strict. You need to consult our office to discuss your options if you end up in the “strict” courtroom.

There are two courtrooms that hear traffic cases in Richmond City’s John Marshall Courthouse- Courtrooms 208 and 210. One of the courtrooms is known to be strict.  Courtroom assignments are luck of the draw. Therefore, it is important to know which courtroom the client has been assigned to prior to his/her court date.  This is especially important for clients who may have a number of moving violations in the last few years and holders of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Police officers and Commonwealth Attorneys in Richmond will not negotiate directly with Defendants. They will only speak to your attorney.

Also, depending on the client’s Courtroom assignment, the client must be present on his/her court date if the client lives in the Richmond/Henrico/Chesterfield area, even with a retained attorney. The client can call the attorney about 5 days prior to his/her court date and the attorney can find out the client’s Courtroom assignment. This will help the client determine whether it would be beneficial to hire an attorney and whether the client needs to make arrangements to be present on their court date.

The best reason to hire an attorney in Richmond is that the attorney can negotiate and possibly come to an agreement with the police officer and the Commonwealth Attorneys before court begins. Police officers and Commonwealth Attorneys in Richmond will not speak directly to Defendants, they will only speak to attorneys.

If an out-of-state client hires an attorney, then he/she must send a copy of their state’s driving record to the attorney to produce to the judge. If given the option from his/her state, an UNCERTIFIED, 3 year record would suffice. Please note that Virginia residents do not need to provide the attorney with their records because the police officer will bring the client’s driving record to court.

Sometimes the judge may require the client to attend driving school as part of the disposition in the case. Richmond is one of the only jurisdictions where the client is not allowed to complete a Driver’s Improvement Course online. The Course must be completed in person, although it does not have to be in Virginia.

Speeding, Reckless Driving, and DUI citations are all serious matters in the City of Richmond that you should always discuss with an attorney. Take advantage of some free advice, and call Christina for a consultation today at 804-554-4444.
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